NEWS — A lawyer who is both a New Orleans native and graduate of Ben Franklin high school helped New Yorkers gain the right to dance in bars by fighting against the “cabaret law” that prevented dancing in an establishment that sells food or drink without a license. Andrew Muchmore, who now lives in New York, fought the law after his own bar, Muchmore’s, was cited in 2013 for “unlawful swaying.” His bar has a laundry mat in the back, just like some bars in his hometown. [NOLA.COM]
MENU PORN — Bayou Wine Garden has a new happy hour with $5 wines, $2.25 domestic beers, and craft cocktails in the $5 to $6 range. Small plates range from “trash tacos” with chicken skins to French onion dip made in house. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Here’s the full menu.
EVENTWIRE — Miss Linda Green, the Yak-a-mein Lady, is turning 60 years old and you’re invited to her birthday party on November 25 from 9 p.m. to midnight at Tipitina’s. Tickets are $30. More info here.
EVENTWIRE — Poppy Tooker’s Pop Up Drag Brunch heads to Toups South on November 12 with live drag performances, a three course brunch, and —importantly — bottomless mimosas and Pimms cups. The brunch, from 11:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., costs $50 and benefits the CrescentCare-NOAID meal program. [GAMBIT]
FOOD TV — PBS and Eater are teaming for a new documentary series in which award-winning New York chef Marcus Samuelsson explores the cuisine of American immigrant communities. It’s Eater’s first TV project. The show, airing in 2018, is slated for six one-hour episodes. [VARIETY]
COMING ATTRACTIONS — Photographer, chef, scientist, and author Nathan Myhrvold opens his second Modernist Cuisine Gallery on Royal Street on November 13. The first gallery, located in Las Vegas, was the first gallery in the world to solely display and sell food photography by a single artist. The 1,745 square-foot gallery will sell limited-edition prints of food photography taken by Myhrvold and found in the books he has co-authored: Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, and the forthcoming Modernist Bread, on sale November 7th. [via press release]
THE CHAINS — Papa John’s is blaming the NFL protests for falling sales. As a major advertiser with the NFL, the pizza giant believes that the negative sentiment surrounding the protests is affecting companies associated with the NFL. Or — could it be that no one likes Papa John’s or that higher quality pizza chains are taking the spotlight? [EATER]
FOOD TV — GW Fins exec chef Michael Nelson goes on to compete in the “Alton Brown Chopped Tournament Grand Finale" tomorrow at 9 p.m. [NOLA.COM]
HURRICANE HARVEY — In the recent edition of Southern Foodway Alliance’s Gravy podcast, Texans Bryan and Jennifer Caswell organize a food caravan from their Houston restaurant Reef to the ruined coast after Hurricane Harvey. Along the way, the pair meet an immigrant crabber, a military veteran who takes injured warriors fishing, and a volunteer for the Christian ministry Mercy Chefs. [SOUTHERN FOODWAYS]